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Nikon Coolpix P530
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Nikon Coolpix P530 Digital Camera

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16.1MP 42x CMOS Jan 2016
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31 Reasons For

Four Industry Awards

This camera received a "Recommended" from Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com, Camera Labs and Vido.com.ua all of whom concluded that this Nikon digital camera was good.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on eight expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Techradar and Camera Labs this camera has an average expert rating of 79 out of 100.

Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, people who bought this camera rated it as exceptional.

Good Quality Lens

Some customers concluded that it had a good zoom. Techradar.com scored it 70 out of 100 and said in their review on expert website Techradar two years ago “Offering a huge zoom range”.

Several people said that the Nikon Coolpix P530 had a good lens. Amazon Customer said “This isn't much of a problem since the lens already on the camera is more than acceptable” in their Nikon Coolpix P530 review. Two years ago Ephotozine.com mentioned in their review on expert website Ephotozine “The Nikon Coolpix P530 offers a 42x optical zoom lens, full HD video recording”.

One Nikon Coolpix P530 owner wrote in their reviews that the product had a good image stabiliser.

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Good Quality Pictures

Seven Nikon Coolpix P530 reviewers who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was able to produce good images. Blaze3862 said on Amazon in October last year “THat said cannot fault and love going off taking pics”. Blaze3862 also wrote “If you are looking to get further into photography then probably save longer”. Ephotozine.com wrote in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P530 on expert website Ephotozine “Optical image stabilisation is effective at helping keep shots steady when using the optical zoom”.

One Nikon Coolpix P530 reviewer wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good picture resolution. Cameralabs.com wrote in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P530 “As well as a high resolution 921k”.

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Good Brand

Bridge cameras produced by Nikon have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all cameras (not just bridge cameras) and found that Nikon also has good reviews across its entire range.

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Robust

Some people who purchased the product considered that it was well made. Expert website Ephotozine.com wrote “A 3inch screen and a built in electronic viewfinder” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P530. Techradar.com wrote in their review on expert website Techradar “Nikon has once again produced a solid bridge camera in the P530”. Pcquest.com wrote “The solid prosumer camera with a superb 42x zoom” in their review and gave the Nikon Coolpix P530 a score of 5 stars.

Easy to Use

Several customers who purchased the product considered that it was easy to use. Expert review site Cameralabs.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “It has a 16 Megapixel CMOS sensor and offers full PASM exposure control in addition to full auto” and scored the Nikon Coolpix P530 4 stars.

One person who reviewed the product considered that it was easy to use the menus. Blaze3862 rated the Nikon Coolpix P530 5 stars and wrote in their review on Amazon last year “Fiddle about with the settings and will produce crisp bright pics”.

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Good Support

Two customers said in their reviews that this digital camera had good technical guidance. Techradar.com scored the product 4 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Techradar “Generally full manual control, one of the reasons bridge cameras find”. Pcquest.com rated it 5 stars and said in their review of this digital camera “A solid camera with impressive performance, zoom capability and full manual control”.

Good Product Quality

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix P530 was good quality. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P530 this month “So is the quality of pictures” . Amazon Customer also mentioned “The picture quality is very nice”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One customer wrote in their reviews that it had a good viewfinder. Expert review site Twentyfirsttech.com said in their Nikon Coolpix P530 review “I thought the Nikon P530 looked like it came from the 90s – the viewfinder looked as if it was from an ancient Polaroid camera” .

One Nikon Coolpix P530 owner said in their reviews that it had a good screen.

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Good Video Capture

One customer reckoned that the Nikon Coolpix P530 was good for video recording.

Good Exposure Control

One person who reviewed it thought it had good exposure controls.

Good Size

A few Nikon Coolpix P530 owners who bought it concluded that it was compact. Expert website Techradar.com gave the product a rating of 4 stars and said in their review “Bridge cameras such as Nikon's P530 get lumped in with the compact camera category, which can seem a little odd when you consider their overall body size”. Two years ago expert review site Indianexpress.com wrote “Most ​camera giants in the market are ​at close competition with each other in their bridge segment compact super-zooms”.

Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Coolpix P530 supports video recording, which is unusual. Most of the other new bridge cameras do not support video recording.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Coolpix P530 supports Full HD video, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for the last year do not support Full HD video.

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Coolpix P530 supports WiFi connectivity, which is unusual. Most of the other bridge cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix P530 do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon Coolpix P530 has a built-in flash. Most of the other bridge cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix P530 do not have a built-in flash.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other bridge cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix P530, the Coolpix P530 has an image stabiliser.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on cameras that were released in the last 12 months. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Light

With a weight of only 494 grams, the Coolpix P530 is one of the lighter bridge cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix P530 amongst bridge cameras of this age. The lightest new bridge camera digital camera is 310g , the heaviest is 770g, and the average weight is 560g.

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Lens Image Stabilizer

This digital camera has a lens image stabilizer, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Electrical Viewfinder

Most compact cameras do not have enough space to accommodate an optical viewfinder and use the display screen on the back as an electrical viewfinder.

An electrical viewfinder is in fact the best viewfinder across all latest digital cameras.

The worst viewfinder amongst comparable types of camera is Electronic.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

The Coolpix P530 has one of the smaller closest focusing distances (only 0.01 meters) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. The closest focusing distances of digital cameras that have been around for the last year range from 0.01m to 0.2m.

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Coolpix P530 is more than most similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This Nikon camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on cameras that have been on the market for the last year. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent" and "Incandescent" are also found on this camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Coolpix P530 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution which is higher than most similar spec cameras that were launched in the last 12 months. Most digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. This Nikon digital camera also have still image resolutions of 4608 x 3072, 4608 x 2592, 3456 x 3456, 3264 x 2448, 2272 x 1704 and 1920 x 1080 and 1600 x 1200.

A 4608 x 3456 still image resolution is actually the best still image resolution across all bridge cameras that were launched in the last 12 months.

The worst still image resolution across similar types of digital camera is 640 x 480.

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Supports Five ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Coolpix P530 is more than most new cameras. This camera supports 3 and 200 ISO speeds, which is the most frequently supported ISO speed supported by latest cameras. The ISO speeds "100", "1600", "6400" and "Auto" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Very Long Maximum Battery Life

Across all the recently released bridge cameras the maximum battery lives range from 1.1h to 4h. When compared to other latest similar spec digital cameras, the Nikon Coolpix P530's maximum battery life of 4 hours is one of the longest.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Coolpix P530 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by digital cameras that were launched in the last 12 months. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this Nikon camera. This camera also supports a video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail. Recently released bridge cameras video resolutions range from 640 x 480 pixels to 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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TFT Display

The Coolpix P530 has a better display than most bridge cameras that are a similar age to it. This digital camera has a TFT display, whereas most newly released digital cameras have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight.

A TFT display is actually the best display amongst all bridge cameras that were launched in the last year.

An LCD display is the worst display amongst comparable types of camera.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto focus, which is typical of many new bridge cameras.

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7 Reasons Against

Not Waterproof

Most digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix P530 are not waterproof. The Nikon Coolpix P530 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most cameras that came out in the last 12 months are not 3D compatible. The Coolpix P530 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Nikon Coolpix P530 does not have a GPS. Most of the other bridge cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix P530 also do not have a GPS.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix P530 is 10x. The Coolpix P530 has a quite small digital zoom (only 4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other latest comparable spec digital cameras.

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Quite Low Megapixel Count

Across all the digital cameras that were released in the last year the megapixel counts range from 12MP to 25MP, and the average megapixel count is 18MP. With a megapixel count of only 16.1 megapixels, the Coolpix P530 has one of the lower megapixel counts amongst cameras of this age.

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Only Features One Flash Mode

The Nikon Coolpix P530 has a greater number of flash modes than most latest cameras. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Coolpix P530.

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Very Small Viewfinder Screen Size

Latest similar spec digital cameras have viewfinder screen sizes of between 0.2" and 0.5", and the average viewfinder screen size is 0.35". With a viewfinder screen size of only 0.2 inches, the Nikon Coolpix P530 has one of the smaller viewfinder screen sizes amongst digital cameras of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix P530

Released Eleven Months Ago

It was eleven months ago when this digital camera was released.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Coolpix P530 has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other cameras that came out in the last year.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Coolpix P530 has a relatively average optical zoom (42 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other new cameras.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on recently released similar spec digital cameras.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Image Stabilizer
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Focusing
Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Macro Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Self-Timer
Camera File System
Scene Mode
Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Size
Maximum Battery Life
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Recharge Time
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Networking
Other Features

4 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(12)
5 March 2015

A solid camera with impressive performance, zoom capability and full manual control. Nikon Coolpix P530 could be a viable choice for amateurs and enthusiasts who are serious about photography.The...

9 October 2014

The Nikon Coolpix P530 offers a 42x optical zoom lens, full HD video recording, a 3inch screen and a built in electronic viewfinder. Optical image stabilisation is effective at helping keep shots...

Ephotozine

2 October 2014

Camera Labs

The Nikon COOLPIX P530 is a super-zoom camera with a 42x range extending from a 24mm wide-angle to 1000mm super-telephoto. It has a 16 Megapixel CMOS sensor and offers full PASM exposure control... Read more…

PhotographyBlog.com

The Coolpix P530 is Nikon's latest super-zoom bridge camera addition to its Performance range of feature-packed Coolpix cameras. Replacing the Coolpix P520, the new camera boasts a 16.1MP... Read more…

The Coolpix P530, priced at Rs 19,950 is a viable choice for amateurs and enthusiasts who are serious about photography, but are hesitant to foray into the overwhelming body / lens options in DSLR...

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User Reviews

(34)
Reviewed 25 March 2015 by Ara57

I ordered this as a birthday present for my daughter, then found a Panasonic Lumix on sale and got that for her instead, thinking I would keep the Nikon for myself. I shoot Nikon DSLRs, and fully... Read more…

Reviewed 11 January 2015 by Beth
Beth would recommend the Nikon Coolpix P530 (Verified Purchase)

In the 2 weeks I've had this camera I have taken some amazing pictures of birds at our feeder...through our windows, using the zoom features. I have taken a few indoor shots with the flash and... Read more…

Reviewed 28 October 2014 by Chacos & Cowboy Boots
Chacos & Cowboy Boots would recommend the Nikon Coolpix P530 (Verified Purchase)

I am a very amateur photographer, but I have been very impressed with this camera. I was especially excited when I was able to get clear, close-up pictures of the moon, since all of my previous... Read more…

Reviewed 24 September 2015 by Churchboy
Churchboy would recommend the Nikon Coolpix P530 (Verified Purchase)

I use this to take picture at church and the nature around me. It has magnificent zoom, the flash helps you focus on the target. On the downside, the battery life is not that great, if you are... Read more…

Reviewed 28 April 2015 by Gigi
Gigi would recommend the Nikon Coolpix P530 (Verified Purchase)

Like that I have control over aperture mode. Like the scenes, love the view finder...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon w32, nikon w64, nikon w16, nikon w64g, nikon w16g, nikon w32g, nikon 26464, nikon w16gb, nikon w32gb, nikon w64gb, nikon k8596701, nikon screen42, nikon 26464ref, nikon optical4, nikon screen42x, nikon optical4x, nikon k8596701c, nikon k8596701cr
Barcodes 00018208939909, 00639767683036, 00845251050509, 08033737553763, 08431016653010

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